The AAP training and certification program makes the AAP available to a
range of researchers and clinical professionals who wish to integrate
valid adult attachment assessment into their work. Training and
certification are required to administer and score the Adult Attachment
Projective Picture System. Trained in the AAP?
Use the AAP more effectively in your practice by joining a consultation group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sessions schedule especially to accommodate people who prefer later hours in the day and interested trainees living in Australia and New Zealand. 30 CE credits pending from Alliant University. Registration payment plans available. Enroll early while space is available.
Schedule: 2 half-day pre-training workshop and 6 4-hour training sessions. The schedule is listed in Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
Pre-training Workshop (required): April 19 & 20, 2024, 2-5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Attachment theory and the AAP. This workshop lays the theoretical foundation for coding, classification, and interpretation of the AAP.
Coding and Classification Webinar -
Part 1: Coding and classification. April 26-29, 2024. 2-6 p.m. daily.
Part 2: Case classification. May 3 and 5, 2-6 p.m.
Instructor: Dr. Carol George
Early bird registration deadline: 1 April 2024
Enrollment limited to 12 persons.
Request information or a registration form: Write to email@example.com or use the contact AAP button at the bottom of this page
Corso formativo sullo strumento AAPS, Adult Attachment Performance System © – Training di
formazione di Primo livello sull’AAP
Il corso prevede la partecipazione di un numero massimo di 20 persone
GENNAIO 2024: Primo WE
Giovedi 18 (ore 16-20), Venerdi 19 (ore 14-19) e Sabato 20 Gennaio (ore 9-18)
FEBBRAIO 2024: Secondo WE
Giovedi 2 (ore 14-20), Venerdi 3 (9-18) e Sabato 4 Febbraio (ore 9-19)
Instructors: Prof.ssa Claudia Mazzeschi firstname.lastname@example.org e Prof.ssa Elisa
Per partecipare al corso si vedano le modalità pubblicate sull’Albo on line dell’Università degli Studi di Perugia
The AAP training and certification program makes the AAP available
to a range of researchers and clinical professionals who wish to
integrate valid adult attachment assessment into their work. Training
and certification are required to administer and score the Adult
Attachment Projective Picture System. Trainees must complete all
training sessions in order to be eligible for certification. View the AAP
training schedule and locations for additional information. Trainings
in non-English languages are specified.
AAP Training registration fees include webinar seminars, all training
materials, a set of practice cases, and reliability training for 1 year
following training. Continuing education credit is available for some
trainings. All trainings are currently in English, German, and Italian.
Check the training schedule for details.
In some years, we also offer training in the Attachment Doll Play
Assessment for use with children ages 4.5-12 years (see e.g.,
Solomon, George, & De Jong, 1995). See training schedule for
details. Materials and reliability are similar to the AAP. Contact
Carol George for more information – email@example.com.
Who Should Attend?
Mental health and medical professionals and graduate students (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, medical doctors, nurses).
What Background in Attachment Theory and Research is Required?
No extensive background in attachment theory is required. The first day of the training seminar presents the foundations of attachment theory and assessment
needed to be successful with the AAP.
How Do I Get Reliability Certification for the AAP?
Individuals who complete the training seminar are eligible for certification as an AAP judge. Certified judges complete reliability with at least an 80% success rate for identifying attachment classification group on a standardized set of AAP cases. A practice case set is provided following training to gain more experience prior to embarking on the reliability process. The average length of time to reach reliability certification is 1 year, although a significant number of trainees who began reliability immediately following training achieve certification in 3-6 months. Reliability is done on an individual basis at the pace of the trainee. The reliability period included in the registration fee extends for 1 year following training.
Once reliability is achieved, individuals are certified to code and analyze AAPs for use with their clients, for others in their clinic, or research projects under their direct supervision. Reliable judges are eligible to become “master judges” so as to code for others outside of their own immediate clinical or research projects. For more information about certification, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D.
What is a Master Judge?
Master judges are certified to identify at a 90% match rate on all AAP coding and classification. Master judges are available to help individuals who have attended an AAP training but who have not completed or chose not to complete reliability, yet want to use the AAP in their professional work. There are master judges in English, French, Italian, German, and Dutch. For more information about contacting a master judge, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D.
What are the Training Costs and How Do I Register?
The registration form has all the information about costs and registration. Registration discounts are available for early registrants, graduate students, and for groups of 3 or more from a single group or institution (U.S. training only). Contact Carol George, Ph.D. for additional information about training outside of the US.
“I find the information from the AAP to be tremendously useful for the professionals involved in working with adolescents. Many parents
and foster parents only see the problem behaviors, and having a
more contextualized understanding of the function of behavior can
help them become more compassionate and flexible in their
reactions and interactions.”
~ Linda Webster, Ph.D., University of the Pacific, CA
“This splendid, important book is grounded in a strong theory and infused with creativity. It presents an assessment method that is user friendly and economical, validated in clinical and community samples, and confirmed by neurobiological research. The book uses many case examples to illustrate adults’ representations of attachment patterns. For graduate students, it is a guide to thinking beyond existing methods when asking new questions. For professionals in clinical and research settings, it opens a window to unconscious relationship biases.”
~ Karin Grossmann, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Regensburg, Germany